Datacenters’ Death

Netflix decided to move to the Cloud in late 2008 to early 2009 after an outage prompted them to consider what it would take to engineer their way to significantly higher up time. They concluded they couldn’t build data centers fast enough, and that as soon as one was built it was swamped for capacity and out of date. They agree with Amazon’s Werner Vogels that building data centers represented “undifferentiated heavy lifting”, and was therefore to be avoided, so they bet heavily on the Cloud. These are smart technologists who have been very transparent about their experiences, so it’s worth learning from them

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Software craftsman, programmer, developer, system/business analyst, DBA and PM.
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